JACKSON TWP. – The Lake Cable Recreation Association (LCRA) has relaunched its public safety campaign “Be Bright at Night”.
The campaign, which raises awareness of the need to wear brightly colored clothing when walking, running or cycling through the night area, officially kicks off on 1 June.
The association asks people to follow a few simple rules to help people driving in the area be able to see a person walking or biking on one of the many Lake Cable roads and other areas around Jackson Township. .
The Lake Cable area has no sidewalks or streetlights, making it difficult to see someone walking or biking down the road if they don’t have reflective clothing or lights on their bike.
“The Board would like to raise awareness and reach of LCRA’s Be Bright at Night campaign with the goal of making our streets, boulevards and surrounding areas safer for all our members and neighbors as we drive, walk and we ride bikes, ”he said. LCRA bosses Dan Schonoft say, “If we can avoid at least one accident or injury, it will be worth it.”
This is the third season of the campaign and the goal of raising awareness is even stronger this time among board members.
“We haven’t had any accidents, but we still see a lot of people walking and jogging at night in dark clothes, which makes it very difficult to see them on the side of the road,” LCRA president Cindy Waikem said.
There will be signs all over Lake Lake reminding people to wear bright clothes at night, walking or circulating against traffic, using reflective lights on the front and back of bicycles, the speed limit is 25 mph around the lake and drivers must be very careful. when driving through the area.
The Association printed signs and will publish them along roads throughout the area. It has also included a list of rules in the newsletter sent to all residents. Waikem said there are 500 members of the Association with a total of 720 homes in the area.
The group plans to turn up signs in the area so people don’t get used to seeing a message. He has also promoted the campaign in the newsletter.
A new addition this season is that the group is organizing a contest for members only. There are eight sponsors who have donated $ 500 each in cash or gifts in kind. They are:
• Ernie’s bike shops
• Sandi Dougherty, member of the Visiting Angels
• Member of Saffell’s barber shop, Jeremy Saffell
• Ted Scheetz, member of Beaver Contractors, Inc.
• Member Jeffrey and Heather Fisher
• Member Neal and Marie Genshaft
• WRL Advertising Member, Jeff LeBeau
• Dr. Jim Powell, a member of the Powell Chiropractic Clinic
The contest includes three monthly drawings (June, July and August) for prizes and a grand prize at the group’s annual meeting in early November. Official registration forms are available as insertions in The Lake Cable newsletter starting in the June newsletter. The contest rules appear on the back of the entry forms.
Some of the prizes include a waterproof mobile bag, kayak paddles, LED headlights, shoe clips, Casio fishing watch, hats, runner’s vest and more.
“We decided to do a contest because we hope more people feel involved with the security campaign and then they will help us raise awareness about staying safe at night,” LCRA Vice President Ken Roush said.
The Lake Cable Recreation Association’s suggestions for staying safe when walking and biking in Lake Cable include the following:
• Try to refrain from walking or riding after the night.
• If you walk or ride a horse after dark, always wear bright clothing and consider wearing visible light.
• All bicycles must have flashing lights visible from the front and rear.
• Hikers must always walk against traffic.
• Drivers must be aware of walkers and cyclists in the area and respect their right of way.
• Parents are asked to ensure that all their family members follow the suggestions to be bright at night.